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Sing to the King

Scripture References

Further Reflections on Scripture References

This song is packed with Scriptural truths and references. Note Psalms 24 and 72.
See the reports of Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem in Matthew 21:1-11, Mark 11:1-11, Luke 19:28-44, and John 12:12-19.
Note also passages such as Matthew 24:30 and 25:31-46, Romans 14:9, I Corinthians 15:24-25, and Revelation 11:15-19 and 19:1-21.

Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Further Reflections on Confessions and Statements of Faith References

Heidelberg Catechism, Lord’s Day 12, Question and Answer 31 is a reminder that Christ promised to return and will do so as King. He has ascended to heaven “to show there that he is the head of his church, the one through whom the Father rules all things.” He was anointed as “our eternal king who governs us by his Word and Spirit, and who guards us and keeps us in the freedom he has won for us.”
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Sing to the King

Tune Information

Name
SING TO THE KING
Key
E Major

Recordings

Musical Suggestion

For Piano accompaniment only:
Introduction suggestion:
  • Consider using page 1, Systems 3 and 4 as your introduction.

Bass Notes
  • Keep the bass going
    • In this song, the bass notes serve as both the rhythm and a pedal point, remaining the same throughout the entire verse while the chords change in the right hand with the melody.
  • Accent beats 1 and 4 slightly
    •  If all four beats in the bass are accented equally the rhythm will plod and not move along as it should.
Optional suggestion for the right hand chords in the refrain:
  • Play the right hand chord as shown on beat 1 and the melody note for the rest of the measure. 
— Diane Dykgraaf
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Sing to the King

Author and Composer Information

Billy Foote started leading worship in 1990, right after graduating from East Texas Baptist University. At first it was just him and his guitar, but after a few years he added a bass player and a drummer, and his wife Cindy joined on vocals. In the late 90s, he began to write music. Around 2000, Foote developed a neurological condition called hyper-dysphonia, which greatly affected his voice. Cindy took over singing the lead vocals when touring or recording, but Foote continued to write. Some of his more well-known songs are “Amazing Love (You are My King),” “Sing to the King,” and “You are God Alone.”
— Laura de Jong
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